The Cold, Hard Football Facts

A look at this weekend’s NFL action through the eyes of the football stat experts at Coldhardfootballfacts.com.

Making life tough for QBs

Winning in the NFL is all about passing well on offense and stifling opposing QBs. One way we measure the latter at Cold, Hard Football Facts is with defensive passing yards per attempt. It takes into account the impact of sacks.
   
Pittsburgh, despite a slow start, has a defense built for the playoffs. High-powered New England, meanwhile, has a critical weak link on ‘D’ that’s likely to snap in the postseason.

Some notable teams in defensive passing yards per attempt:

1. Pittsburgh (4.5 YPA)
2. Baltimore (5.19 YPA)
3. Detroit (5.22 YPA)
8. N.Y. Jets (5.9 YPA)
9. San Francisco (6.0 YPA)
14. N.Y. Giants (6.3 YPA)
18. Philadelphia (6.5 YPA)
21. Green Bay (7.1 YPA)
32. New England (7.9 YPA)


Ffchamps.com’s ‘Start and Sit’

   
Start him
Bears QB Jay Cutler has been as hit-or-miss as a Nicolas Cage movie, but Chicago’s field general is coming off a two-TD effort against Minnesota. We expect Cutler to put in a strong encore performance against Tampa Bay’s 26th-ranked pass defense at Wembley Stadium.
   
Sit him

Jets QB Mark Sanchez averaged just 162 passing yards with a total of three TD passes over the last three weeks as the Jets committed more to the ground attack. He’s not a good bet to do much.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas concert, condition unknown,…

Singer Miley Cyrus was hospitalized on Tuesday night after suffering what is believed to be 'a severe allergic reaction' to antibiotics medication. The 21-year-old Bangerz…

News

Explosions in new Boston Marathon bomb panic, 'twisted'…

A fresh Boston Marathon terror alert, which caused Bomb Squad officers to order an evacuation while two controlled explosions were carried out, was today being…

Local

Bomb squad detonates backpacks left at Marathon finish…

The Boston Marathon finish line has been evacuated and the Copley Square T station has been closed as police investigate a suspicious package, WBZ is reporting.

National

Reddit boosts news capabilities in social media turf…

By Jennifer SabaNEW YORK (Reuters) - Reddit, a website with a retro-'90s look and space-alien mascot that tracks everything from online news to celebrity Q&As,…

Entertainment

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas concert, condition unknown,…

Singer Miley Cyrus was hospitalized on Tuesday night after suffering what is believed to be 'a severe allergic reaction' to antibiotics medication. The 21-year-old Bangerz…

Television

'Orphan Black's' Jordan Gavaris talks Felix's Season 2…

Jordan Gavaris plays heroically helpful foster sibling Felix to main clone Sarah on "Orphan Black." We talked to him about what’s ahead for him in…

Television

TV watch list, Tuesday, April 15: 'New Girl,'…

'New Girl' Nick and Jess are hiding their breakup from the other loft residents. And Winston passes the police academy exam! That guy needed some…

Television

'Orphan Black' is back with 'crazy clone shenanigans'

“Orphan Black” is the little show that could. It had a few things working against it: a sci-fi premise, attracting an audience who had never…

MLB

MLB video highlights: White Sox beat Red Sox…

Red Sox fall on walk-off error to White Sox

NBA

NBA Draft Lottery day is May 20: Celtics…

NBA Draft Lottery day is Tuesday, May 20: Celtics percentage odds for a top overall pick

MLB

Opinion: Major League Baseball replay system shouldn't be…

Opinion: Major League Baseball replay system shouldn't be dumped just yet

NHL

Bruins - Red Wings preview: David Krejci ready…

Bruins - Red Wings preview: David Krejci ready to erupt once again in playoffs

Home

Steal home decorating tips from Nattystyle blogger Natalie…

Despite the towering ceilings and enviable exposed brick, it’s easy to see how Natalie Decleve’s apartment could be considered a challenge. Perched above the streets…

Home

How to plant a garden in the city

Small on space but big on gardening? You can still have that welcoming oasis of fresh air with an urban garden. Peter Smith, owner of…

Style

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show moving to England

It will still broadcast on CBS this fall.

Tech

Google Glass finally goes on sale for regular…

The Google Glass finally went on sale for regular people. It only costs $1,500.